Fairfax County Emergency Information

Posted 4:58 p.m.

day 9 iconYesterday, our community was battered by some very strong storms. We even had a tornado warning; while first reports indicated there were some tornado touchdowns, the National Weather Service later concluded all damage was from straight line winds.

But, it’s important to remember that tornadoes can impact our community. And while it’s not prime tornado season right now — usually early spring — it’s important to know what to do in the event a tornado approaches our area and what to do after one may hit us.

In March, Fairfax County Government held a three-day emergency exercise around a major fake tornado scenario. The fake tornadoes struck around 8 a.m. on March 19 in the western part of county near Centreville, Chantilly and Fair Lakes. There were many major impacts.

Exclamation point iconTHE ASK: This week, review our series of blog posts from the tornado exercise and ask…

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